Tree Journey Begins & 2013 NW Hort Expo

Tree Journey Begins & 2013 NW Hort Expo

Tree Journey Begins & 2013 NW Hort Expo

I'm Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today.

Today begins the journey for the "Peoples Tree", an 88 foot Engelmann Spruce that has been growing in the Colville National Forest and was chosen last summer to be used as this year's Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.. The tree will visit 22 cities on its way to D.C., arriving there on November 25th. The theme for this year's tree is "Sharing Washington's Good Nature". In December a Washington student will travel to D.C. to help Speaker of the House John Boehner light the tree and showcase Washington state's historical, cultural and natural beauty. Follow the Capitol Christmas Tree's route to D.C. by visiting

Ag Information Network's Greg Martin reminds us that the Washington State Horticultural Association's Annual Meeting and NW Horticultural Exposition is quickly approaching.

This will be the 109th annual meeting and will be once again held at the Wenatchee Convention Center December 2, 3 and 4th. This year's theme: "Is Your Orchard Ready? Preparing Your Operation for the Future." Individual sessions will look at Grower Information You MUST know!, Mechanization and Automation in the Orchard, Pests and Diseases, Soil Health and Application Technologies. You must register to attend these sessions, but the Trade Show is free and open to the public. For more information regarding the speakers and topics covered in the sessions, visit You can register online as well as at the event.

Thanks Greg.

That's Washington Ag Today.

I'm Lacy Gray on the Ag Information Network.

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